VLC Kickstarter for Windows 8 Gets Funded

VLC, the well-known and open source freeware video player, took its campaign to bring its app to Windows 8 to Kickstarter and managed to get funded with time to spare.

Though the current version of VLC is perfectly functional on the desktop version of Windows 8, VideoLAN Corporation's goal is to natively integrate the app to work with both the desktop and tablet versions of Windows 8.

Unfortunately, the non-profit lacked the proper funding to make such a goal a possibility. However, with Kickstarter, they've managed to raise £40,000 to get VLC built and shipped.

VideoLAN's posted a few other goals, now that the Kickstarter's been funded, that it'll attempt to get done, provided there's enough funding left, including camera input support and Smartglass support.

To help fund the VLC for Windows 8 campaign, VideoLAN's Kickstarter page is located here.

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  • doive1231
    Plead poverty and you can get things paid for you. Good luck to them.
  • hannibal
    Good, so there will be a good player for win8 tablets!
    Yeah, the best player is on iPad. 40,000 pounds is about $60,000 US so about one developer spending 3 months (max) on it. Oh yeah, can you smell the high quality rock solid app for Win8? ... haha
  • diddo
    So instead that spending workpower on improving VLC they need starting another project to make it for WinRT.
    That is what Metro / Store fuss is for: making developers stop improving products and start writing and maintaining two versions, hampering competition to MS software.
  • synd
    Not at all a 'best' player. A lot of problems with codec packs
    http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php?title=Media_Players pretty much explains the whole story.
  • Best player is on iPad? All I see is choppy playback video playwers on iPad. When it comes to video compatibility, iPad is hopeless and Windows is king.
  • randomizer
    syndNot at all a 'best' player. A lot of problems with codec packshttp://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/i ia_Players pretty much explains the whole story.
    Codec packs are a problem themselves.
  • SteelCity1981
    i tried VLC i was never able to play my blu-ray disc with it. I treid powerdvd after trying many players that failed to do the same and it worked like a charm.
  • tomfreak
    I use Mediaplayer classic
  • alchemy69
    If you pledge $500 you get a personalised e-mail saying "Use Windows 7. Problem sorted"